senate Bill S5545

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to absentee ballots for school district elections during a declared disaster emergency

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 26, 2021 signed chap.60
Apr 14, 2021 delivered to governor
Mar 31, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.211
substituted for a6475
Mar 30, 2021 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 24, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 23, 2021 1st report cal.617
Mar 10, 2021 referred to education

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S5545 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6475
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§2018-a, 2018-b & 1951, Ed L

S5545 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to absentee ballots for school district elections during a declared disaster emergency; a voter can apply for an absentee ballot when they are unable to appear personally at the polling place of the school district in which they are a qualified voter because there is a risk of contracting or spreading a disease that may cause illness to the voter or to other members of the public.

S5545 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5545 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5545
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by Sens. MAYER, KAPLAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
   when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to absentee ballots for
   school district elections during a declared  disaster  emergency;  and
   providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision  2  of  section  2018-a  of  the
 education law, as amended by chapter 616 of the laws of 2019, is amended
 to read as follows:
   a.  A qualified voter may vote as an absentee voter under this section
 if during all the hours of voting on the day of an election  he  or  she
 will be:
   (1) absent from the county of his or her residence; or
   (2)  unable to appear at the polling place because of illness or phys-
 ical disability, or duties related to the primary care of  one  or  more
 individuals  who  are  ill  or physically disabled, or because he or she
 will be or is a patient in a hospital, PROVIDED THAT,  FOR  PURPOSES  OF
 THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH,  "ILLNESS"  SHALL  INCLUDE,  BUT  NOT BE LIMITED TO,
 INSTANCES WHERE A VOTER IS UNABLE TO APPEAR PERSONALLY  AT  THE  POLLING
 PLACE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IN WHICH THEY ARE A QUALIFIED VOTER BECAUSE
 THERE  IS  A  RISK  OF CONTRACTING OR SPREADING A DISEASE THAT MAY CAUSE
 ILLNESS TO THE VOTER OR TO OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC; or
   (3) an inmate or patient of a veteran's administration hospital; or
   (4) absent from his or her voting  residence  because  he  or  she  is
 detained  in  jail awaiting action by a grand jury or awaiting trial, or
 confined in jail or prison after a conviction for an offense other  than
 a  felony,  provided that he or she is qualified to vote in the election
 district of his or her residence.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD10337-02-1

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